Josh Allen’s elbow injury could prevent him from playing against the Vikings 7-1 on Sunday.
Allen was officially listed as questionable for Buffalo’s Week 10 game against Minnesota in Friday’s injury report released by the team.
“We planned for this potentially from the start,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said Friday. “So we’ll see where it goes. … At the end of the day, Josh has to be Josh if he’s able to play, and if Case (Keenum) plays, Case has to be Case and lead the attack.”
Allen injured his elbow in the final moments of Buffalo’s Week 9 loss to the New York Jets, but downplayed the severity of the injury immediately after the game. Since then, his right elbow has been a hot topic, forcing McDermott to answer questions about his quarterback throughout the week.
McDermott repeatedly emphasized the team’s faith in Keenum, a veteran backup Buffalo added in the offseason for this specific scenario. Keenum has plenty of experience stepping in when called, and even led the Vikings — Buffalo’s team plays Sunday — to a 13-3 record and a playoff streak that reached the NFC Championship Game in 2017.
It’s been a while since Keenum has played in a starting role, but he may have to do so on Sunday against his former side. If he is to enter the field, Buffalo will need Keenum to play its best game without making mistakes that could lead to a second straight loss.